March 13, 2013 – New research highlights the vital importance of school nutrition and wellness.
The National Dairy Council, along with the GENYOUth Foundation, American College of Sports Medicine, and American School Health Association, collaborated to publish a research report which details the correlation between academic success and healthy school environments. The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments addresses the key issues impacting students’ health and wellness: nutrition, physical activity, food insecurity, and more.
An executive summary of the report features tips on how to make the classroom a healthier place to be. The report encourages administrators, policymakers, and parents to make school wellness a priority.
There are three supplemental pieces to the report brief available—one for parents, one for administrators and one for students. Consider this research a valuable resource when communicating the importance of school meals with your key stakeholders: parents, school administrators, political representatives, members of the media, etc.
The report was produced with support funding from the Midwest Dairy Council. For a copy of the complete report, including references and other supporting materials, visit www.NationalDairyCouncil.org.
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